Trainer Ralph Beckett plans to give crack Trade Fair filly Moonstone Magic a break after she ‘scoped badly’ following the Group 1 English One Thousand Guineas on Sunday (May 6).
Moonstone Magic impressed winning on debut at Leicester in mid-April then followed up in brilliant style taking the Group 3 Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury.
She was heavily supported to make it a quick fire hat-trick in the time-honoured Newmarket Classic but ended up finishing well back.
An initial scope suggested Moonstone Magic was fine but subsequent tests revealed her to be ‘under the weather.’
Beckett said: “It’s rather strange as she scoped clean immediately after the race, but then we did a trachea wash on her on Monday and while it looked clean the bacteriology results said it was dirty.
“We’ll give her a break now and bring her back later in the year.”
The One Thousand Guineas was won by Aidan O’Brien’s front running 25/1 shot Homecoming Queen (Holy Roman Emperor).
The start was delayed for 30 minutes when 33/1 chance Gray Pearl suffered a spinal cord injury when getting down in the stalls and had to be put down